Kansas City Saturday: MAGA Raid Debated, Empty Civil War Threat & Winter Recession

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Kangaroo Talks Court Consequences For MAGA

UMKC law professor says search warrant at former President Trump's estate a 'serious matter'

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The unsealed search warrant for former President Donald Trump's Florida home doesn't provide a complete picture of a possible case against the former president, but there are hints.

Government Cash For Tweets Program Rolls Ahead

Grant to study high capacity transit between KCK's Village West and Independence

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Department of Transportation has awarded the Mid-America Regional Council a $5,600,000 Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability & Equity (RAISE) Grant for the Bi-State Sustainable Reinvestment Corridor project. It encompasses four cities, in two counties and two states.

Suburbanites Helped By Head Check

'It's OK to not be OK': Lee's Summit nonprofit group holds suicide awareness event

Suicide and mental health are never easy to talk about.A Lee's Summit nonprofit organization is taking on that challenge to spread suicide awareness to kids and adults.Choose 2 Live; has spent the last two years advocating for people who are struggling.Just within the past six weeks, multiple people in Kansas City have taken their own lives, including a 15-year-old and a 12-year-old.

Generosity Lives In Kansas City

Domestic violence shelter gets new vehicle thanks to community donations, anonymous donor

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - A domestic violence shelter now has a new tool for helping families thanks to some generosity from the community. Newhouse Shelter personnel were looking for a van earlier in the week to help the families who use their services. Since then, they have raised more than $16,000.

Keeping KC Beautiful

An Artistic Day at 12th & Benton

It was all hands on deck today at the 12th & Benton intersection traffic calming project. Artists, students and project coordinators were joined by a crew from NBC News Thursday as they worked diligently to complete their project before Monday's deadline.

Model's Only Message Was Hotness

Here's How A Picture Of Potato Salad Led To Irina Shayk Being Accused Of Supporting The Russian Invasion Of Ukraine

Irina Shayk responded to claims she was cryptically supporting the Russian invasion of Ukraine with an Instagram story of potato salad. On Wednesday, the Soviet-born model posted a picture of some Olivier salad with the caption, "Russianzz on Wednaday..."

Hillary Laughs Last?!?

Opinion | Keep this in mind when you hear the Trump and Clinton investigations being compared

Ever since the FBI raided the home of former President Donald Trump earlier this week, his defenders have been quick to compare the situation to the investigation that engulfed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for her handling of governmental communications.

MAGA Plays Defense

Trump lawyer says FBI search was Democrats' attempt to spin up "drama"

Former President Trump's lawyer told Fox News Friday that the FBI search of his Mar-a-Lago home was an attempt to spin up negative attention that the probe into the Jan. 6 Capitol riot has failed to generate. Driving the news: "In my opinion, the Jan. 6 ratings - the show of Jan.

Funnyman Talk Timing

Bill Maher admits FBI raid is 'saving Trump politically' just as his fortune was 'finally falling'

"Real Time" host Bill Maher took no pleasure to acknowledge that this week's FBI raid at Mar-a-Lago could ultimately benefit former President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly hinted at another bid for the White House.

Survey Seyz Prez Trump Supporters Still Have Some Traction

Where Americans Stand On Trump's Legal Jeopardy

Welcome to Pollapalooza, our weekly polling roundup. On Monday, FBI agents searched Mar-a-Lago, former President Donald Trump's Florida estate, with a warrant to reportedly investigate whether he had mishandled or kept classified documents in violation of the Presidential Records Act, which requires presidents to turn over any written materials related to their official duties.

MAGA Confronts Legal Crackdown

A Trump Indictment Over Mishandling Classified Documents Is Now a Very Real Possibility

Photo Illustration by Thomas Levinson/The Daily Beast/GettyThe warrant obtained by the FBI to search former President Donald Trump's office and residence at Mar-A-Lago has been made public, and it is a shocker.

Battle Lines Dissected

The far right is calling for civil war after the FBI raid on Trump's home. Experts say that fight wouldn't look like the last one.

Some on the far right have been calling for civil war since an FBI raid on Trump's Florida home. Some experts say the warning signs for civil war have been emerging in the US in recent years. But they also say that such a conflict would look very different from the Civil War of the 1860s.

Talker Hack Clickbait Battle Myth Busted

Americans Are Too Pampered and Neurotic to Fight a Civil War

"Tomorrow is war," right-wing media personality Steven Crowder tweeted Monday night after news broke of the FBI's search of former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago property. Bright and early the next morning, Crowder was back-with details. "Today is war.

The Science Slams Social Media

Angela Rasmussen on Covid-19: 'This origins discussion is the worst thing about Twitter'

Angela Rasmussen studies the interactions between hosts and pathogens and how they shape disease. Before the pandemic, she worked on the emerging viruses that cause Middle East respiratory syndrome (Mers), Ebola, dengue and avian flu. Then, when Covid-19 erupted, the American virologist, who works at the University of Saskatchewan in Canada, was drawn into the debate over where it came from.

Hollywood Mourns Celeb

Remembering Anne Heche, an Angelic Actor With an Edge

Anne Heche was a compelling study in contrasts, as adept at sly comedy as she was at dramatic roles, and watching her was often a source of pleasure and wonder

Meltdown Fear Amid Fighting

Why is the world so worried about Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant?

Zaporizhzhia is almost twice the size, although direct comparisons are difficult because the two facilities are completely different beasts, Plachkov explained. Chernobyl used what's called RBMK reactors, or high-power channel reactors: older Soviet tech that was modified after the disaster and is still operated inside Russia today despite safety concerns.

Funny Money Moves

BlackRock launches a private trust to give clients exposure to spot bitcoin

BlackRock has launched a private trust offering institutional clients in the U.S. direct exposure to bitcoin. The largest asset manager in the world revealed the new product in a blog post Thursday, though it was light on detail.

Far East Standoff Cont'd

Taiwan's foreign ministry thanks U.S. for maintaining security in Taiwan Strait

Aug 13 (Reuters) - Taiwan's foreign ministry expressed its "sincere gratitude" towards the United States for taking "concrete actions" to maintain security and peace in the Taiwan Strait and the region in a statement on Saturday. The statement came in response to comments from U.S.

Algorithm Corrupted 

OnlyFans bribed Meta to put thousands of porn stars on terror watchlist, suits claim

OnlyFans squashed competitors in the online porn industry with the help of a bizarre scheme that bribed Meta employees to throw thousands of porn stars onto a terrorist watchlist, according to a group of explosive lawsuits.

Guru Seyz Winter Is Coming . . . 

'Big Short' investor Michael Burry expects months of pain for markets and the economy - and cautions the Fed against cutting rates too hastily

Michael Burry is bracing for a tough few months for US markets and the economy. The "Big Short" investor cautioned the Fed against cutting rates prematurely if inflation cools. Burry bemoaned the "silliness" in markets after two newly listed stocks skyrocketed in value.

Hipster Creative Career Path Pays Off

How a local art teacher became an accidental sticker artist

Chris Frye sticker art. // Courtesy Chris Frye By day, Chris Frye is an unassuming middle school art teacher. By night, he's an eclectic sticker artist with an unbridled penchant for bootlegged cartoon characters. If there's a blank canvas and adhesive involved, he's in. He'll immediately start doodling, drawing, or designing with his signature hyper-color flair.

TKC Loves Farm Reports . . . 

Farm bill season arrives: What's the outlook for 2023? - Kansas Reflector

Over the course of the next year, lawmakers on the U.S. House and Senate Agriculture committees will draft a new federal farm bill that will shape food, farm, conservation and nutrition programs across the country for the next five years.

Show-Me Helping Hands Extended

Missouri sponsors struggle to help Ukrainians whose U.S. stay may only be temporary

When Sarah Gregor heard that Russia invaded Ukraine, she immediately thought of one family. Volodomyr Zolotov had visited the Chatham Bible Church in Hazelwood in the past as a traveling pastor, said Gregor, the congregation's office manager. When Ukrainians were uprooted by war, church members mobilized to help bring Zolotov, his wife, Yevheniia, and their four children to safety in the U.S.

Biz Games Cont'd

Pure Pitch Rally set for October return at Burns & Mac HQ; startups competing for $1M+ in cash, prizes

A new backer - one of Kansas City's biggest corporate names - will help amplify the laser-focused mission of the Pure Pitch Rally, said Karen Fenaroli, announcing open applications for the 2020 startup competition. Burns & McDonnell, an industry leader in construction engineering, joins the Pure Pitch Rally as a major sponsor of the annual event, now in its seventh year.

Katie Shares Weekend Look . . . 

A very hot but not terribly humid Saturday

Saturday is mostly clear but not as cool or comfortable as Friday. The low drops down into the 70s.Conditions over the day will be hazy, hot and humid. The high will be 98 degrees and feel like the lower 100s.Sunday is Just as hot in the mid 90s again.

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